Welcome to the UI Bands Alumni - Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016

Our 2016 edition of the Homecoming Alumni Band is going to be fantastic!  Gary Smith and Barry Houser have put together an exciting show, selection of stands tunes, and a well-planned social experience for all of our band alumni!  We look forward to seeing you again!  The weekend dates are October 28-29, the weather should be great, Lovie will coach a winning game, and the alumni band will share the field with our 2016 edition of Marching Illini!  We have a music rehearsal and the Homecoming Parade on Friday, a rehearsal Saturday morning, and then the Homecoming game in Memorial Stadium.  

You choose how you want to particiate. Registration is Closed for 2016


Attention Recent Grads (2016):   You can attend for free!   All 2016 graduates are invited to attend for free.  You will still need to provide the uniform items, but the registration fee is waived.   


Homecoming Schedule | Friday October 28 

11:00 AM  Bands Alumni Board Meeting - Any interested alumni are welcome to attend.

1:00 PM    Alumni Band Registration | Harding Band Building

2:00 PM    Alumni Band Welcome and Rehearsal in Harding 141 | Illinettes, Drumline, Flag Sectionals

5:00 PM    PreParade light snack.  Move to Education Building to prepare for parade

6:00 PM    Homecoming Parade featuring the Alumni Band and the Marching Illini 

7:00 PM Harding Band Building open for instrument storage.  

7:00 PM Reception with food and beverages.  All are welcome -- bands alumni, friends, family, etc.  Temple Buell Hall on the South Quad, East of the Education Building.  Attendance is $20 for each attendee.  


Homecoming Schedule | Saturday October 29  

6:30 AM    Alumni Band Registration at South tunnel of Memorial Stadium

7:00 AM    Alumni Band drill rehearsal in Memorial Stadium . Set and rehearse the “Block I”.... same for both pregame and halftime. You must be willing to do both. We will also rehearse the halftime drill and music.  With an 11am gametime the "drill" will be simple.

7:45 AM  Rehearse Halftime with MI.  Rehearse 3-in-1 with MI. 

8:30 AM Illini Walk and Pregame concert on the West Steps with the MI 

9:00 AM Alumni Band sets Seating Block in the Stands.  

10:00 AM Set marching Block in Armory

10:15 AM Alumni Band March to Stadium 

10:40 AM    Alumni Band Pre-Game Performance

11:00 AM    Illinois vs Minnesota Kick Off

12:30 PM    Box lunch in stadium after Halftime

     Half-Time | Alumni Band and the Marching Illini Half-time Performance 

     Post Game | March with the MI from the Stadium to the post-game concert at the Education Building



You may register on-site at the Band Building on Friday or Saturday.  However, there will be no way to set up an instrument, music, or lunch for you. 



You may participate in a variety of activities offered - whatever appeals to you.  Options include the following:

  • Music Rehearsal on Friday
  • Homecoming Parade on Friday
  • Reception for Alumni, family, and friends ($20 each)
  • Play in the stands during the game
  • Pre-Game Performance (must attend Saturday morning rehearsal)
  • Three In One Performance (must attend Saturday morning rehearsal)
  • Half-Time Performance (must attend Saturday morning rehearsal)


Alumni Band Instruments
Mellophones, Baritones, Sousaphones, and Drumline instruments will be provided to those who need to check one out for the weekend.  This will take place on Friday afternoon during registration.  
Seating & Tickets

The Alumni Band will receive complimentary tickets from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics for your contribution to the Game Day atmosphere in Memorial Stadium.  Extra tickets for family and friends are available in the stands behind the alumni band, and you may purchase these below.  Deadline is 15-October; after that check the Illini ticket office.



Parking will be available Friday evening near Assembly Hall, with van transportation from the NE lot (corner of 4th and Kirby) to the Harding Band Building from 12:45 to 2:30.

In addition, there are campus lots open on Saturday - some near the Education Building.



Rooms are being held for alumni at the Country Inn and Suites, 602 W Marketview, Champaign; 217-355-6666.  The block is named UIUC Bands Alumni.

Alumni Band Music  

All music will be provided in PDF format online.  We kindly suggest that you print this before arriving for homecoming.  If you prefer, the band can print this for you, but otherwise we appreciate your help in keeping printing costs down.   If you would like printed music or a flip-folder for this weekend, please email us at uibandsalumni@gmail.com

The link to the music will be sent to registrants. 



Illinettes please contact Devon for uniform info:  http://alumnettes.com/contact-us.html   or   Alumnettes@gmail.com

For all other participants, the uniform will consist of the following:

  • Alumni Band Jacket (purchasing is closed)
  • Orange Alumni Band Polo (purchasing is closed)
  • Khaki pants  



Email us at uibandsalumni@gmail.com  for more information

Event Information
Friday, Oct 28 2016 at 2:00pm -
Saturday, Oct 29 2016 at 4:00pm [ iCal ]

Look Who's Coming:
Kathy (Kucharz) Gamble
Joe Alberth
William Alberth
David Althaus
Ian Anderson
Keith Anderson
Mallory Anning
Joseph Anthony
David Appleman
Alyssa Arkin
Bryan Bagg
Robert Bass
Philip Benson
Danielle Berger
Daniel Bertermann
Thomas Bieber
Valerie Billing
Brooke Blyth
Joseph Bonucci
Amy Bornkamp
Lynn Bradtke
Brenda Brak
Lynnette Brent
Susan Bro
Jacob Bross
Jared Bruns
Linda Buchanan
Chip Buerger
Sarah Buerger
Karen Bussean
Diane Butler
Peggy Casey
Bailey Cation
Nicholas Chapleau
Mark Clark
Karen Clausius
Steve Corn
Rose Craig
James Cross
Rebecca Cross
Christina Crusius
Julie de Ranitz
Sam Decker
Russell Dieterich
M. Angela Dimit
Carolyn Donnelly
David Dungan
Christopher Durack
Maureen Durack
Russ Duszak
Edward Dvorsky
April Dzubic
Robert Elmore
Erin Feucht
Gregory Fisher
Jason Folkenroth
Andrew Foort
Adam Fuechsl
Brian Galli
Roland Garton
Martha Geppert
Robin Gergen
Diane Glittenberg
Eric Gobst
Bert Gray
David Grayson
Michael Greenstone
Jennifer Grill
Dale Hallerberg
Dale Hallerberg
Chris Hammitt
Tim Handell
Austin Haskett
Gretchen Haskett
R. Scott Hauser
George Hayward
Katie Heuer
Ty Heuer
Scott Horsch
Fisher Bunnies
Peggy Huson
Rick Joellenbeck
Bruce Johnson
Corey Johnson
Libby Johnson
Michael Johnson
Richard Johnson
Glen Kaminski
Kristi Kaplan
Thomas Keegan
William Kessler
Joyce Kim-Rohrer
Alex Kirkeeng
Daniel Knowles
John Koenig
Nancy Krumpolz
Tom Kundmann
George Kwain
Julie LaPlant
Michelle Latimer
James LeGrand
Audrey Levengood
Lawrence Lewis
Gary Livesay
Michelle Loeffler
Lisa Madonia
Alek Mann
Philip Marks
Bob Mecozzi
Joan Moore
Jennifer Morrow
Jackie Murawska
Lawrie Music
Nicholas Nicholson
Catherine Nickrent
Paula Novak
Aaron Osborn
Jeffrey Pahlke
Amanda Patrick
Holly Perry
Jon Peterson
Jane Pickett
Michael Pinney
Stephen Pittman
Jeffrey Randall
Verlin Richardson
Karyn Riddle
Anna Roeser
Jeff Rohrer
William Ronna
Lisanne Roth
Charles Schlesinger
Paul Schlesinger
Cindy Schramm Mogensen
Richard Schroeder
Tobie Schroeder
David C Schultz
Robert Schulz
Therese Schwerzler
Randy Sears
Laura Shane
Jerry Shelato
Susan Siciliano
John Simpson
Drew Smith
John Snow
Deana Sons
Tracy Spade
Donna Studenka
Jennifer Sudenga
Cynthia Sullivan
Deborah Szwast
Karri Takeuchi
Kim Tallungan
Kim Tallungan
Cynthia Tao
Craig Taylor
Katie Taylor
William Taylor
Jon Toman
Randy Torbeck
Pablo Osvaldo Torres-Vaquez
Kevin Traeger
Jeffrey Trimble
David Trotter
Aaron Tuttle
John Tuttle
Laura Tyler
April Venzon
Jerry Volkman
Sheila Weaver
Sandra Wilkinson
Elizabeth Wisdom
Marching Illini
Mark Wisthuff
Ryan Witt
LaVerne Wright
Linda Ziemann
... a total of 178 guests.

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